Philly firefighters working to warm the holidays for some city kids

Firefighters union head Andrew Thomas

Firefighters union head Andrew Thomas

Philadelphia’s firefighters are working to bring a warm feeling to some city children this winter.

Last year, the firefighters gave out about 300 new coats to children as part of their Operation Warm drive. Local 22 union president Andrew Thomas said they want to do even more this year.

“When I was a child, I got a lot of hand-me-down coats from my brothers,” he said. “We want to give children in need a new winter coat before the holidays and the winter weather kicks in.”

Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel praised his troops for helping out in a time of need.

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“One of the fantastic things about the city is it is truly is one of brotherly love and sisterly affection,” he said. “And what better way to do that than by making sure every kid has a warm coat?”

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